Purchasing Officer Salary

Median pay for Purchasing Officers in the United States is around $45K per year. Male Purchasing Officers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. While slightly more than a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. For the most part, Purchasing Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$30,311 - $85,235
(Median)
$30K
$45K
$85K
MEDIAN: $44,895
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90%

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$12.31 - $27.00
(Median)
$12
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$30,311 - $85,235  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,044 - $83,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.31 - $27.00  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $36.12  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$29,044 - $83,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Job Description for Purchasing Officer

Purchasing officer positions are available in a wide variety of organizations and businesses, ranging from hotels to government agencies to universities. Although job requirements vary by company and position, common requirements include at least a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field. A minimum of five years of experience dealing with contracts and/or purchasing is also needed; most organizations stipulate that at least part of this must have been in a management or supervisory role.

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Purchasing Officer Tasks

  • Request quotes, solicit bids, and evaluate results to select the appropriate vendors.
  • Work with users and consumers to meet demands and follow guidelines.
  • Procure, negotiate, and contract for necessary supplies, goods and materials.
  • Track inventory and purchases, evaluating vendors.

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Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Purchasing Officers. Purchasing Officers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $39K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $42K. On average, Purchasing Officers make $46K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $74K on average.

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Experience Affects Purchasing Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 72%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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